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Dec 18, 2011 11:30am EST
of the late legendary former texas governor ann richards, an outspoken, passionate liberal leader who left a huge impact on her conservative state of texas. richards' long, lone start state career began in the 1950s and included landmark political battles with the texas bury rock see on issues including civil rights, abortion, and gun control and the budget. she governed texas from 1991 to 1995 when she lost a fierce election to george w. bush, whose father she once famously said was, quote, born with a silver foot in his mouth. her one-woman play gives us new insite into the private life of a woman who tried to create a new texas and opening its prebroad way run this week in washington at the kennedy center. welcome. >> what a mouthful that was. >> that was. >> i got through all of that. i didn't want to do a one-person show at this time in my life, and b, i didn't go looking for a subject. this subject found me. it was really a case of being very inspired in the months after her death. a sense of loss for myself personally. she meant more to me than i ever imagined. she had a pl
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Dec 23, 2011 4:00am EST
, quote, mature and reasonable, not a bomb-thrower. bush, a texas resident, told the paper while he likes rival candidate and texas governor rick perry, he says he's, quote, not surging forward. while bush's comments were not a formal endorsement, they still give an important boost to the romney campaign less than two weeks before the iowa caucuses. >>> overseas where a deadly crackdown by syria's government has continued without let up, despite the arrival of arab league delegates. human rights activists say at least six people were killed in fresh attacks by government forces yesterday. amateur video shows black smoke and flames in one syrian city after alleged shelling by president al assad's forces. arab league arrived thursday ahead of monitors to assess whether the government is complying with a peace initiative. reports coming in from state-controlled syrian tv this morning which says, quote, terrorists, unquote, have attacked security facilities in damascus. >>> a look at other stories making news early today in america. police have tracked down a group of vandals all thanks
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Dec 24, 2011 9:00am EST
virginia's primary ballot. the state's republican party says texas governor rick perry and newt gingrich did not meet the required minimum 10,000 signatures from registered voters. that numr must also include 400 signatures from each of the state's 11 districts. perry's campaign says it will review the facts to see if an appeal the warranted. gingrich has not yet commented. meanwhile mitt romney and ron paul will be on the ballot. virginia's primary falls on march, super tuesday. >>> donald trump is no longer republican. the real estate mogul changed his voter registration to unayiluated yesterday. he says it keeps his options open for a possible presidential run in 2012 as an independent candidate. trump has said if he does not approve of the republican candidate chosen to oppose president barack obama he would consider entering the race. >>> cuba is releasing 2900 prisoners. but a potomac, maryland, man held for spying is not one of them. alan gross is not included on the list of inmates pardoned. that despite the fact that most are over the age of 60 and in poor health as is gross. he
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Dec 25, 2011 11:30pm EST
armed and dpangerous. >> thank you, darcy. police in texas are investigating a christmas tragedy tonight. seven people were found dead inside a single apartment. it happened this morning. it happened in grapevine, texas near dallas. police say four women and three men were all shot to death. the victims range in age from 18 to 60 years old. police say it appears the victims are all related in some way. officers who responded to the scene say it is one of the most tragic incidents they have ever encountered. well this cell phone video of a deadly blaze that left five dead in connecticut early this morning. the three children and their grandparents, died after a fire ripped through their stanford home. the children any mother, a well-known advertising executive, and a family friend, got out alive. fire fighters fried several times to rescue the people inside. but the intense heat from the flames kept pushing them back. fire officials say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. gop presidential candidate newt gingrich says, not making it on to prit marthe primary ballot
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Dec 18, 2011 6:30pm EST
back here. >> reporter: the last female soldier was specialist britney hampton, from texas. >> i'm just proud, honestly. i'm glad it's over. a sense of relief. >> reporter: military families like hers carried the burden of this war. other americans at times preferred to ignore. hampton's father served four tours in iraq. she's finishing one. her fiance did one too. >> we're going to have christmas at our house this year. that's all i'm looking forward to, all i can think about. >> reporter: now it is over, after many are struggling with injuries, trauma, divorce and anger. today, the troops left with their spirits high. >> it is a great day for not just for me, but for everybody. all the sacrifices the united states made and over the course of the iraq war. >> reporter: a controversial war, perhaps not mission accomplished, but at least now mission complete. also, lester, after all of these years of war, the iraqis have paid a heavy price, about 150,000 iraqis killed since the conflict began. and here it is, lester, the last vehicle. and you can see where the soldiers wrote in chal
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Dec 2, 2011 4:00am EST
rainfall in texas and kind of streak out through the plains, even make its way toward chicago into late saturday into sunday. there's a look at it for today. travelwise across a good portion of the east looking decent, new york and boston, up through northern and central lower michigan may see a few snow showers. some rain through texas today but we'll get that going into the weekend. as this system blows out through portions of new mexico and oklahoma, we'll see increasing chances for showers and some could be freezing rain, switching to snow through northwest kansas. there's a look at the region. a busy setup across the country. let's check out your local forecast. philadelphia, at least looking for a pretty decent day today. on the cool side this morning, 51 degrees with sunshine by this afternoon. cleveland, may see a few snowflakes mixing in. not expecting a big snow setup. memphis coming in with sun. so, a number of beautiful areas across the country. we'll touch on a few as for some it will be a sleep-in saturday and some a sleep-in sunday. >> sounds fantastic. >>> coming up on t
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Dec 22, 2011 4:00am EST
overnight in areas of kol koshlgs lots of heavy rain in eastern texas which we're still in the middle of the historic drought so we'll take any downpours we can get. will make for a wet commute in areas of shreveport into arkansas. you can see the plume here, houston, looks like you'll be in the mid- of this heavy rain through your morning rush hour. also, during the day today, new orleans, all of mississippi will get soaked and even tennessee as this plume of moisture continues to move to the northeast. in is the snow up here. it came down through the front range. it's not widespread but through the front range it's definitely a good snowfall. denver, this is in the sweet spot where you're picking up 6 to. that drive down i-25 is rough this morning. just light snow out there in areas of kansas. eventually, the storm is heading for new mexico. albuquerque, only an inch or two are for you. the hill country, any elevations will see a significant storm out of this. notice a little snow our computers are painting here up through northern, maybe central new england. that will be tom
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Dec 14, 2011 4:00am EST
the republican bill would fast track approval of the keystone oil pipeline from canada to texas. opposed by environmentalists but backed by some unions and many conservatives. >> the keystone pipeline will create, as have been said, 20,000 to 25,000 jobs or more immediately. >> reporter: but president obama who wants more study of the pipeline vows to veto today's bill if keystone is included. he's escalating the fight, urging democrats to hold up the latest government spending bill until the house passes a plain payroll tax cut extension. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> a bold new push from the national transportation safety board is calling for an all-out ban of cell phone use while driving. that means no texting, no talking, not even hands-free devices. and now it is up to the states to carry out that recommendation. nbc's brian mooar has details. >> reporter: what began as a school bus trip in missouri ended in a deadly chain collision crash and more than a year later it's leading to a call for an outright ban on drivers using mobile phones. >> and, yes, th
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Dec 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
parts of michigan. to the south, el paso, texas snow showers in that region and parts of west texas. but, that is it. the entire nation, really the entire nation is on the dry side. you can see the snow showers toward the great lakes through the day tomorrow. then snow and rain around dallas and houston. that could be the one problem area tomorrow, east texas. watch out down there if you are traveling to east texas or louisiana tomorrow. rain, other than that, nice. the warmest air to the southeast. atlanta to orlando looking at nice weather. for us, the weather is nice, too. 41 in gaithersburg. 48 in washington. 43 in manassas and 50 in fredericksburg. i'll be back to show you the christmas forecast in a minute. >> thank you, doug. >>> if you are not traveling, maybe you are still shopping. professional procrastinators are at the malls tonight to finish their shopping. jane watrel is at tyson's corner in the middle of the madness. >> reporter: i am in the middle of the madness. we are in the final stretch of the holiday shopping marathon. tens of thousands of shoppers at malls arou
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Dec 3, 2011 6:00am EST
this texas girl so i'm from texas, saw frost on the car yesterday morning, wow, we have come a long ways. >> and the frost all over the grass, pretty widespread across the area. >> cold stuff but it is the first week in december and welcome to you. >> thanks, chuck, good to be here. >> not a texas alumni are you? >> no, i'm not a texas alumni. i have to be careful because that can be sensitive. >> it can be sensitive depending on where you spend your time and who has the mug. >> i've spent many years in texas. >> if you wear longhorns that's trouble in my world. that's all right. >> i've been told to also watch the dallas cowboy lingo around here. >> well you won't get any fights from me on that one. outside on a beautiful saturday morning, clear skies, allowed temperatures to drop off well below freezing in many spots especially out to the west of washington. in downtown we're still holding on to 37 degrees but it's 27 in mannasas, 27 culpeper, 28 in leesburg and ashburn, 35 degrees in arlington this morning, 30 degrees in waldorf and laplata. we will be 100% dry all weekend long b
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Dec 22, 2011 2:05am EST
learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. see? he's taking his vitamins. new one a day vitacraves plus omega-3 dha is a complete multivitamin for adults. plus an excellent source of omega-3 dha in a great tasting gummy. one a day, gummies for grown-ups. >>> it is that time of year when people everywhere are gathering with friends and family and perhaps that special someone for good tidings and good cheer. >> but what if you don't have someone special to share in all the festivity. these ladies here with us say you don't have to be a couple, right, to have a great time? kate white is "cosmopolitan's" editor in chief. michelle callahan is a psychologist and author of "ms. typed." stop sabotaging your relationships and find dating success. ladies, great to see you both. >> this does hit a nerve. you guys did a survey and it said 80% of
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Dec 8, 2011 2:05am EST
. whoever put that up thinking that was okay? seriously? next, kathy mullen from texas submitted this photo. i hope my husband doesn't shop here. >> ugly fixer liquor. >> there's a back door. it's a small store. people literally sneak in so no one sees them. it's in a small town. who wants to be seen shopping here. >> that is terrible. >> all the girls get prettier at closing time. >> a photo from kayla from tennessee. they couldn't have come up with a better name? >> doody pro. >> i'm a poop person for doody pro. that happens. >> what? >> it's probably smart. >> tells what it is. we know exactly what it is. >> corrine engel from columbus, ohio, sent us this photo. was this a necessary precaution? 0 feet, 0 inches. so don't try diving. >> some people need to have the notice put up. they don't want to be sued. >> maybe water that can be deceiving that it might have inches? >> bizarre. >> don't go in head first. finally, from dayton ohio. this sign is so literal, it's scary. >> it is the end of the road. >> can you imagine? >> not for shirley maclaine. >> all right, everybody. send your
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Dec 29, 2011 4:00am EST
texas man didn't get away with much of anything during a recent robbery attempt. surveillance cameras caught the thief stealing an empty cash register from a fast food register. police later found him and arrested him on suspected theft charges. >>> around the country nursing mothers held what they call nurse-ins. this happening at target stores. it happened last month when a nursing mother in texas said she was treated rudely by confrontational target employees who removed her to a fitting room. she since has started a facebook page which launched the nationwide demonstration against restrictive corporate breast-feeding policies. >>> and finally, 40-degree weather didn't stop one group of friends from having a good time on a new york lake. they braved frigid continues to feed what they call their water skiing addiction. i think one of them had a santa hat on, too. got to love that. >>> for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. 40 degrees, that's nothing this time of yea
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Dec 24, 2011 11:00pm EST
. broken eye socket and a broken nose. >>> former house speaker newt gingrich and texas governor rick perreal not be included in virginia's republican primary. both men failed to collect the required 10,000 signatures of registered voters before the deadline last thursday. a spokesman for gingrich said earlier today that they'd be launching an aggressive write-in campaign. virginia doesn't allow write-in candidates, though, on primary ballots. former massachusetts governor mitt romney and texas congressman ron paul lob that march 6th primary ballot. >>> still ahead tonight, the royal family celebrating christmas eve without its patriarch. plus a celebrity break-up at a hefty price. the biggest divorce payout in hollywood history. hi, it's dave. [ robotic voice ] if you are satisfied with your message -- [ beep ] hi. dave here. [ male announcer ] for dave, using citibank's online bill pay is as easy as setting up voicemail. hi, it's dave. [ male announcer ] actually, it's easier. hi, it's dave. i'm out of the office. [ male announcer ] online bill pay. easier banking. standard at citib
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Dec 27, 2011 4:30am EST
wreak plenty more havoc throughout the week. >>> and police in texas are trying to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a santa costume shot six of his relatives before turning the gun on himself. police in grapevine just outside ft. worth say the shooter showed up in costume christmas morning as family members were opening presents. a few minutes later people in the complex reported hearing gunfire. police found the bodies of four women, two men, and a teenage boy inside. >>> a robber in north carolina hoping to steal some cold hard cash got knocked out cold instead. the man walked into a we buy gold store in hendersonville just before closing on friday wearing that hoody and bandanna. then he flashed a gun. he came behind the counter and demanded some money, but as he went to take the cash, the clerk pow, he sucker punched and knocked him out unconscious. >> instead of putting it right into the bag, i stuck it out here and said, just take it, just cake take it. when he reached out, i took a step in. i cocked back and preloaded and hit him hard with everything i h
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Dec 8, 2011 4:00am EST
down there in texas. so, today we get rid of that big storm. it's a quiet but chilly december day from the rockies all the way to the eastern seaboard. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. atlanta, georgia, breezy, chilly 52. denver, colorado, temperatures are very cold. look out for freezing drizzle. dallas, texas, 53 and partly cloudy. pretty potent storm but it is flying out of here so it won't affect too many people's early morning commute. >>> banks rise, boeing and its workers make peace and what makes a perfume cost $1 million? your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, not content with nearly running for president in south carolina's primary, stephen colbert has much bigger plans. >>> coming up, the marlins make another splash. sidney crosby is back on the shelf. and a questionable call leads to overtime in college hoops. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. health can and human se
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Dec 21, 2011 4:00am EST
it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. snow drifts were up to 10 feet high. >>> well, now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. los angeles police rushed in to rescue a 4-year-old little girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her father. the suspect led officers on a long pursuit after the girl's mother reported the alleged abduction. he was eventually arrested and the girl was not harmed. >>> a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. part of a small aircraft scattered after it smashed into the wooded area. the pilot, his wife, their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children and brother perished in the rural area crash. >>> the winner of a raffle, which gave him a brand new la lamborgini wrecked the car after driving over black ice, only six hours after receiving the key. th
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Dec 26, 2011 11:00pm EST
drove to his mother's house. >>> the police in dallas, fort worth in texas said the man who killed his family was dressed as santa claus. the shooter showed up in costume while the family was opening presents and just opened fire. the victims ranged in age from 15 to 60. police are trying to piece together a family history there. >>> four dozen people facing charges after the rites that broke out at penn state when the school fired joe paterno. thousands of students took to the street. the police have charged 45 people and may file additional charges on others. five facing felony charges for tipping over that tv news van. university police charged two people accusing them of stealing a parking meter. >>> first responders up in new york city who claim that toxic air at ground zero made them sick have less than a week now to decide whether they'll continue pursuing a lawsuit. if they drop their lawsuit they can apply to be a part of a federal compensation fund. but if their lawsuits are still pending next monday they will be barred for life from receiving any of those funds. >>> a u.s. c
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Dec 6, 2011 4:00am EST
. >>> a cold weather front in texas produced the season's first snowfall as well as treacherous driving conditions in several parts of the state. light snow mixed with icy road conditions caused several rollovers and smash-ups. the weather conditions also led to school shutdowns and power outages in western and northern cities. >>> the cold weather isn't stopping the traffic to one texas woman's home. judy has collected nearly 3,000 nativity scenes over a decade. tourists have even stopped by to get a peek at the holiday themed souvenirs she's picked up from all oef the world. her husband had to build a separate house for them. >>> finally, right or wrong, north carolina pet owners are adding some color to their holiday celebrations. they are taking their dogs to a spa that specializes in full-body coloring of animals with pet-safe dyes or the lesser stencil decorations. they say calls for the service have been coming in for the last three months. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather here's meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. i can i
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Dec 26, 2011 6:00am EST
it. >> texas governor rick perry failed to get enough signatures to appear on the ballot. that means mitt romney and ron paul will be the only republican options for voters when they head to the polls on march 6th. >>> president obama is celebrating christmas in hawaii. the first family spent a quiet morning at their beach house and then went to a nearby marine corps base to attend church services. everybody dressed casually for the occasion. the obamas spent the holiday with a small group of friends and family. no public events are planned for the president during his vacation. >>> the calendar might say december 26th, but many are celebrating christmas this morning thanks to the release of some new basketball shoes. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us from the mall at prince george's. megan, good morning to you. have you seen these shoes yet? >> reporter: i have seen them online. they're very brightly colored, and they're aren't a lot of them. there's a lot of demand. take a look at this line at the mall at prince george's. folks have been here all night long. there's some people who g
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Dec 27, 2011 6:00am EST
until the gop caucuses, and gop candidates are back on the campaign trail again this morning. texas governor rick perry is hoping america's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff can help his chances. sheriff joe arpaio is expected to join perry on his bus tour across iowa today. arpaio has been a staunch supporter of arizona's tough immigration policy. meanwhile, romney is trying to drum up last minute support with a new campaign ad. and perry, gingrich, and michele bachmann are starting bus tours in iowa. >>> don't expect to see presidential hopeful newt gingrich as a write-in candidate for virginia's republican primary. the former speaker of the house told news 4 he intended on launching a write-in campaign after failing to get enough signatures to make the ballot. virginia does not allow write-ins during primaries, but gingrich encouraged the state to change the law. virginia's state legislature doesn't meet until january 11th, and absentee ballots must be mailed by january 21st. that leaves little time for lawmakers to change the code. >>> president obama is getting a jump start on f
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Dec 6, 2011 6:00am EST
, kansas, oklahoma, and texas, that's snow. there's very cold air that way. it's going to be arriving here late tomorrow night. not tonight. right now rain scattered across virginia. all of these are west of interstate 95 where they're getting the rain. mountains to beaches in the 50s. mid-50s montgomery, arlington, prince george's county as well as the district. sunrise at 7:12. we'll have occasional showers throughout the day and mild, up into the low and mid-60s this afternoon. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. >>> right now crews are working to clean up a mess in bowie in prince george's county. a tanker truck carrying gasoline crashed and tipped on route 3 last night between route 50 and 450. the driver is okay, and the crash is under investigation. about 100 gallons of fuel spilled in that crash. that takes time to clean up. let's go to danella sealock. >> right now route 3 remains closed at route 50 northbound. southbound lanes are reopened. northbound still working to get that cleared up. the good news is the tanker is out of the roadway. hopefully, you will have t
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Dec 27, 2011 4:00pm EST
texas was stunned to discover that just before christmas red cross records showed he recently contributed $200 with his credit card. something he didn't actually do. while many of the victims in this latest hacker attack were corporate clients of the company stratfor, individual subscribers discovered that their information was taken too. >> they could have ruined our christmas. >> reporter: the hackers tried to steal $700,000 in all from his account. most of the charitable contributions will be returned because they were stolen to start with. the attack is a major embarrassment for stratfor that shut down its website saying it was undergoing maintenance. the group unanimous was clearly relishing the attention claiming in a statement that there's "plenty more havoc in store for the rest of the week." it called for the release of army private bradley manning who is accused of passing on thousands of classified government documents to wikileaks, the website the hacker group has aided in the past and they have released hundreds of clients and names of individual subscribers alo
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Dec 23, 2011 7:00pm EST
storm across the southern tier of the country. that is going to bring a lot of rain to texas where we do it will come to texas where we need it and it will get in the way of holiday travel plans into christmas eve. there is rain and snow in texas. believe it or not. if you're dreaming of a white christmas some of you will get your wish. be careful traveling. interstate 20 and i-10, that system heads into the southeast by christmas day itself as you unwrap presents from birmingham to atlanta. if you want a white christmas, you will have to head well north. northern new england your best chance for a white christmas and much of the west. very thick snow pack from the rockies down into new mexico where every ski resort in new mexico is open. there is good news if you want to try out the new skis and snowboards this year. kate, back to you. >> a lot of brown on that map though. kelly cass, thanks so much. >>> now to the other mad rush playing out at the mall. it was discouraging today to see the lack of holiday spirit on display when a certain coveted sneaker went on sale. that's right
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Dec 29, 2011 7:00pm EST
inspirational last message from a texas teen that has people around the world listening. >>> and to the moon. tonight, inside the mission being called the biggest since we landed there. being called the biggest since we landed there. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm harry smith, in for brian tonight. five days to go and iowans can't blink without seeing or hearing or bumping into a republican presidential candidate. the candidates are making final arguments before tuesday's caucus claiming they have the record, the values and the right stuff to win the nomination and win next november. chuck todd and peter alexander are in iowa tonight. we begin with peter in mason city. peter, good evening. >> reporter: harry, good evening to you. one sign that mitt romney's campaign is gaining confidence and looking forward to the opportunity to win here in iowa next week is the fact that today they announced they will host a party after tuesday night's caucuses and then stay overnight to do tv interviews before heading to new hampshire whe
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Dec 31, 2011 6:30pm EST
: meanwhile, ron paul went home to texas for the holiday weekend. his supporters looking to distance him from decades-old racist news letters published under his name released this new video, touting dr. paul's care for a biracial couple in the 1970s. >> when ron paul came to my rescue, he just stepped in and went to work with my wife. >> reporter: also saturday, newt gingrich the target of an aggressive advertising blitz that's caused his poll numbers to plummet e-mailed supporters attacking the media and asking for money. still to be determined, whether gingrich's show of emotion friday speaking about his late mother's illness will help the former house speak connect with undecided voters. >> um she was dealing with the real problems of real people in my family. >> reporter: michele bachmann is struggling to regain the momentum that won her the ames straw poll last summer. >> we did this together! rick santorum is enjoying the attention that's come with his recent surge among conservatives. on friday looking to win fans wearing gear from iowa's rival universities at consecutive eve
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Dec 10, 2011 6:30pm EST
a major cancer conference in texas including a new treatment for women in the advanced stages of breast cancer, using a drug already on the market to treat kidney and pancreatic cancers. and now there's word of some promising news for women fighting woumpb the most aggressive forms of the disease. we get the details tonight from our chief science correspondent robert bizell. >> reporter: not only did rebekah freedman of los angeles have breast cancer but a particular form of the disease with a protein called her 2. it appears in about one in five breast cancers and can make them very aggressive. so freedman, who is now cancer free, volunteered to take part in a clinical trial to find the best way to treat her cancer. even without knowing what drugs she would get. >> it's well worth doing it. because i have this little girl that i want to survive for. >> reporter: there was already a drug on the market to treat her two breast cancers, an anti-body called receptin but at the san antonio breast cancer symposium this week, news that when this is combined with a second drug, an anti-b
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Dec 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
of bravo 224 of the 25th of virginia national guard unit en route to ft. hood texas. they all need a ride out of camp virginia in kuwait tonight. they will be airborne while most americans are asleep. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in baghdad where he lived for many years covering this war and where he covered today's ceremony. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. for the more than one million u.s. troops who served in iraq, this is the end of an era. the iraq war defined their lives, in some cases ended their lives, and now it's over. ♪ >> reporter: for a big war, it was a remarkably small closing ceremony. a few hundred troops, a five-piece band on a base by the airport on the edge of baghdad. but with the casing of the colors, the u.s. military command in iraq ended a mission that began what feels like so long ago. >> we cannot know the duration of this war. yet we know its outcome. we will prevail. >> reporter: at least now we know the duration. america's costliest war in decades officially ended today. >> your nation is deeply indebted to
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Dec 27, 2011 11:00am EST
. >> allen bar of texas was stunned to show that red cross records showed ae recently contributed $200 with his credit card, and something he didn't do. while many of the people in the latest attack were corporates, but now it's individuals too. the credit card company alerted him in time. most of the charitable contributions made by the hackers, the group calling itself anonymous because they were stolen to begin with. the group anonymous was clearly relishing the attention, saying there's plenty more havoc in store for the rest of the week, and it called for the release of manning who is accused of passing on thousands of documents to wikileaks. >> it's a fairly serious breach. we're talking about a lot of people's identities, including people insensitive positions in the defense department, intelligence agencies, and private companies even foreign embassies. >> a twitter hacker says celebrities are among the next victims, but because the group is so decentralized there's no way to verify that claim. >> the texas company says it is putting plans in place to prevent something like thi
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Dec 20, 2011 4:00am EST
massachusetts governor mitt romney, both with 30%. texas congressman ron paul came in a distant second with 15%. meanwhile, that same poll found that while most americans still disapprove of president obama's handling of the economy, his overall approval rating is at its highest since march at 49%. >>> with uncertainty surrounding the future in north korea this morning, mourners are paying their last respects to their late supreme leader, kim jong-il. the long-time ruler's body has been laid out for a week-long viewing. kim jong-un joins top north korean officials. last night secretary of state hillary clinton urged the north korean people to pursue a new path of peace, prosperity and engagement. >>> back here at home, parts of the southwest and central plains are getting hammered by a deadly snowstorm that's unleashed heavy snow and fierce winds. blizzard conditions are being blamed for two deaths in colorado while whiteout conditions are making for treacherous travel in new mexico, oklahoma, and northwestern kansas. in the texas panhandle, national guard troops were called to assist
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Dec 24, 2011 6:00pm EST
brain, a broken eye socket and a broken nose. >>> house speaker newt gingrich and texas governor rick perry will not be included in virginia's primary. they failed to collect the required 10,000 signatures before the deadline last thursday. a spokesman for the gingrich campaign said earlier today that they would be launching an investigation. virginia does not allow write-in candidates on primary ballots. former massachusetts governor mitt romney and texas congressman ron paul will both be on the march 6th primary ballot. >>> well, it wasn't a christmas miracle for the redskins. but for a while it looked like they could pull out a win today. dan, what you got? >> reporter: happy christmas eve, aaron. so much for that season-ending momentum for the redskins. one week after beating the giants, a team that's fighting for a play-off spot, they can't get it done against the two-win vikings. they drop to 5-10 on the year. it's their sixth loss of the season at home. where home field advantage has simply been nonexistent. the redskins were actually hoping and expecting to get their sixt
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Dec 26, 2011 4:00am EST
, unfortunately. areas like louisiana and eastern texas, we've had snow this weekend, actually. lubbock up towards amarillo and north texas, this storm will be the one that's going move up the eastern seaboard, mostly as a big rain event starting today through tomorrow into wednesday morning. the backside of that, though, could have a little bit of snow. so as far as the radar goes this morning, rain still falling in areas of louisiana. now it's getting heavier in areas of mississippi. as the storm tracks pretty much an inland track up through central new england, the back side of the storm should have a little bit of snow. we're talking ohio possibly western new york. you could end up with white stuff tomorrow into tomorrow night. for today, we're pretty good in the east coast, just a lot of rain in the deep south. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. rally, north carolina, beautiful day today. in the mid 50s with a lot of sunshine. boston, mid 40s is pretty nice. it will be windy this morning before we get some sunshine this a
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Dec 26, 2011 5:00am EST
change it. if something's wrong, they ought to fix it. >> texas governor rick perry also failed to get enough signatures to appear on the ballot. that means mitt romney and ron paul will be the only republican options for voters when they heado the polls on march 6th. >>> it is now 5:09. 44 degrees. a tragic story out of texas, seven people found shot to death on christmas morning. what authorities say the victims were it's the perfect time to find great deals on the 4g lte devices you love. like the droid bionic by motorola for $199.99. or the pantech breakout for $49.99. our lowest price ever. get the technology you love, on the network you deserve. and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. >>> welcome back to weather and traffic on the ones. time now is 5:11. this is the kind of morning where you want to grab your favorite fleece jacket and butt it on. we're at 46 degrees, not too chilly. but with the wind blowing, you want to grab something to stay a little warmer. adams morgan at 46. aspen hill at 43 degrees. a few clouds have been drifting th
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Dec 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
chicago, o'hare and midway airport. texas where they had severe weather in northeastern texas, today. early tomorrow morning, thursday, partly cloudy. a little bit of sunshine. the rain, the front comes into the area at 2:00 tomorrow. between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. is the best chance for rain. things dry up as the front makes its way across the mountains. tomorrow night, cloud cover and a fair amount of cloud cover left around on friday, too until the front continues moving to the south and east and high pressure builds in. friday, we are still overcast. we are still breezy and chilly at 50 degrees. for your evening, damp, 42 to 45 degrees with a light southerly wind. tomorrow morning, 34 to 39. a coat will be required for the early part of the day. tomorrow, during the afternoon, heading up to the 50s. mid to upper 50s with a 50% chance of light showers tomorrow. not everyone is going to get rain tomorrow. those that do get rain will not get a lot of rain. the weekend, 46 and 47 degrees. very, very nice weekend coming our way here. the last weekend before christmas. >> looks good. nice
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Dec 27, 2011 6:00pm EST
numbers were stolen from a security firm in texas on christmas. a group of hackers is claiming responsibility. they say it's only the beginning. we get more now on whether your personal information could be in jeopardy. >> reporter: it was a cyberattack with a message. a loose knit group of hackers called unanimous stealing up to 4,000 names, home addresses and credit card information from stratfor, a texas firm with big name clients like apple and u.s. military. >> hackers are in all of the information systems that exist today. >> reporter: andy purdy headed up the top security post. he says all companies need to understand they are not islands. everyone is at risk. >> i think every major company in the country has been infiltrated by malicious actors. the question is whether or not they know it. companies have to recognize that this is going to happen sooner rather than later. >> reporter: the same goes for individuals. a quick survey of shoppers in this hardware store turned up identity theft victims. >> i was in north carolina and someone in new jersey spent $300. went back
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Dec 5, 2011 4:00pm EST
immediate future. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >>> west texas got a rare dusting of snow over night. this was the scene in abilene. a mix started falling. temperatures weren't cold enough for it to stick. it was a mild, but cloudy afternoon for most of us. get out the umbrellas. storm 4 meteorologist veronica johnson joins us to tell us when we are going to get wet. veronica? >> on the other side of midnight, the showers are going to move in. for the evening, we have dry conditions. not much sunshine as we look out the window there. we have a mostly cloudy sky. throughout the day today, we have seen a little bit of thinning of the cloud deck across the area. 60 degrees for the temperature. for the evening, we could see a few sprinkles around the area. the bigger part of the rains are going wait until tomorrow. we have a stretch of weather that is going to be headed our way. the snow in texas is part of the same system. as we look around our area, not cold enough for snow by any means and not a shortage of mild air either. we are at 60 degrees. manassas and gaithersburg, 57. 61
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Dec 31, 2011 9:00am EST
to be a part of the fees any longer. >> tell me something, you're from texas. what is the typical new year's eve weather forecast like where you're from? >> i'm from texas, my family is from mexico. so i spent over the holidays in mexico. it's typically pretty mild. cold for us is probably 50, 45. >> so it will cold tonight, but by our standards it's going to be pretty mild around here. so welcome. we have a fantastic weather forecast as we head through new year's eve tonight and through new year's day. late tomorrow evening that's when everything changes. let's enjoy it while we have it. we enjoy having your company, too. let's take a look outside. 50s on the map at reagan national we're at even 50. the humidity is 77%. not much in the way of winds. they're registering calm at the moment. as we look around at the numbers, we still have a pocket of 30s up there. normally where we get some colder air stuck out towards cumberland and haguerstown. mid 50s in fredericksburg. 43 to our west on this said morning. here's what you should be expecting. no problems today. a nice warm up int
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Dec 31, 2011 6:00am EST
is probably a welcome from mother nature. you have family from texas watching this morning. >> i said because the texas girl came up to d.c., i brought the warm weather with me. >> thank you. you know what happens a little bit of northern muscle is going to flex back in. we're going to plummet once we ring in the new year. come sunday evening. so we want to give everybody heads up about that. we're good to go. the weather outside is pretty nice. we have very comfortable 50s out there. rub your eyes and do a double take. 51 is what it is at reagan national. the wind is out of the weft northwest light at 3 miles per hour. we have a few rain drops passing over the metro pal tan area skirting across frederick and montgomery counties. we'll zoom in closer along i-70 that's where the heaviest rain is. i suspect these showers will pass on through this morning and leave us alone. one more batch off to the west. most likely will dry out before they make their way here. as you make your plans on this last day of 2011. 8:00 mostly cloudy skies. 48. we'll be up to 57 by 1:00. 55 at 6:00. tod
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Dec 14, 2011 2:05am EST
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Dec 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
a white christmas this year? lubbock, texas. there's something wrong in the world when lubbock,texas is getting snow. more there than in syracuse. a beautiful day around our area. we didn't have to worry about the snow showers here. those of us that like a little snow in our winter are disheartened by the warm weather. 50 degrees today. 37 to start out this morning. the other warm statistic to bury you with, if we finish out the month of december and i think we will, that will be the first time ever in the month of december since we have been keeping records. that only goes back to 1870. right now, 44 degrees with a few fair weather clouds drifting in. a light breeze out of the north at 3 miles per hour. the gusty winds from earlier this afternoon are laid down. it will be gone for most of the evening. 36 in gaithersburg. 39 degrees in brandy wine. a pleasant evening to be outside. temperatures in the mid-30s in the shenandoah valley. get out and enjoy the last day of your christmas weekend. no complaints from the weather department. not much in the way of a rain threat just yet. the
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Dec 9, 2011 4:30am EST
add the provision that builds the keystone pipeline from canada to texas. the president has said he'll veto that bill no matter what. >>> only newt gingrich and rick santorum will take part in a debate moderated by donald trump. rick perry and michele bachmann have joined others in declining the debate. several republicans have urged all candidates to skip it over reports it will be a media circus and distraction from important issues. all candidates will take place in tomorrow night's debate in iowa. >>> with the run-up to the iowa caucus four weeks away, romney supporters are launching a new tv ad aimed at front-runner newt gingrich. >> why is this man smiling? because his plan is working. brutally attack mitt romney and hope newt gingrich is his opponent. >> the tv ad says gingrich has a ton of baggage that president obama will use to his advantage. goes on to remind voters as gingrich's past as speaker of the house and his 30 years in washington. it's paid for by the political action committee called restore our future. >>> give yourself a little extra time if you plan to use
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Dec 1, 2011 4:30am EST
the texas governor saying federal employees help out his state in many ways including border patrol and workers in veterans hospitals. >>> according to a new poll out this morning, gingerich now leads former governor mitt romney in iowa by a wide margin, 32% to 19%. he also now leads the president amongst likely voters with 45% compared to 43% for president obama. just last week, the president led gingerich by 6%. romney, however, still holds an advantage in new hampshire, 10 points ahead of gingerich. >>> a heads up if you work downtown. your commute home could be rough this evening because of the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. thousands of spectators are expected to watch as president obama lights the tree of the ellipse. now, if you have tickets for today's event, the gates open at 3:00 this afternoon. you must be in your seat or in the standing room area by 4:30. the lighting does mean several road closures. 15th street will be closed to traffic between east street and pennsylvania avenue and constitution avenue starting@around 4:15 this afternoon. there will be no t
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Dec 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
. that mild air ahead of storm number one. storm number two in texas. we will watch that one as it will see the cooler air move in. tomorrow showers likely. most of them should be on the light side. is it not a washout tomorrow. mild ahead of the system. but here is the cold front. we will be along the front on wednesday. as the front moves through we will see heavy rain on wednesday and into wednesday night and then the cold air moves anyone and that rain could change to snow. that is the best chance for accumulation and around the i-95 corridor by thursday morning we could be talking about some problems on the roads. however i'm not too worried about accumulation on the roadways for now. but we'll have to wait so see how strong that system is. cloudy and mild tomorrow morning a few showers. 49 to 55 degrees. take the umbrellas with you. they will be need tomorrow. the showers throughout day with the cloud cover. mild weather. 56 to 62. and i might be too cool here. some areas could be in the mid-60s tomorrow. 65, 66 degrees even down to the south. 52 on wednesday and much colder air.
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Dec 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
chicago sent the remains of those still unidentified to this lab in texas in hopes that they could be named. >> back in the 80s, everything was dental. that was about it. with dna now we have so much more that we can do. >> reporter: there is also a hotline families of the missing can call. they are being asked to give samples of their dna to assist in the investigation. for the sister of william bundy who heard of the investigation and gave her dna, the discovery has brought closure. >> i know that -- that the sorrow will eventually go away and i'll have a place to visit him. >> reporter: ironically, other family members are buried in the same cemetery as bundy. the family has visited several times over the years, not knowing their brother was just a short distance away. kevin tibls, nbc news, chicago. >>> here in new york today, they were lined up outside christie's auction house for a look at elizabeth taylor's jewels. she's acquired a formidable collection over her 79 years, an array of diamonds, saffires and em ralds, all on display before they're sold at auction later this mo
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Dec 24, 2011 6:30pm EST
homecoming today in ft. hood, texas, some of the final combat troops out of iraq reuniting with their families on this christmas eve. and it has been a season of joyous reunions like that one, a sea of soldiers across the country returning from war, some of them pulling off one more secret mission for their families. here's nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: in a season full of holiday wishes -- >> oh, my gosh! daddy! >> reporter: -- this year is bringing some extra special delivery, with tens of thousands of troops returning home, 10-year-old amber mackey in iowa is one of many kids -- >> you miss me? just a little? >> reporter: -- getting the gift they have been dreaming of. >> dad. >> your dad? >> reporter: for the kids, the hugs are like holiday miracles. but for the troops, they have become covert operations. >> my heart is -- >> reporter: in california, 4-year-old stephanie randall was at her dance recital when her dad brett stole the show. >> daddy! >> reporter: it wasn't just stephanie who was shocked. mom jennifer had no idea either. >> hi, baby. >> reporter: the homecoming
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Nov 30, 2011 11:00pm EST
when maryland was interested in former texas tech football coach mike leach. he is now the head coach at washington state. the terps fans wondering what life would be like with him in college park. they will be wondering if he does well in washington state. >>> college hoops now we are talking mason and bucknell. george mason with the ball. aldrich buries the three. mason up at the half 33-25. second half, bucknell with the ball now. ayers drains the long three. that makes it 57-56. mason clinging to a one-point lead. look at the pass. mike morrisson down to byron allen mason improves with the win over bucknell. charged up golden gophers hosting virginia tech up north. a slow start. the hokies up. da vee la under the basket. hokies up 28-25 into the break. two minutes left in the second half. hokies up 53-52. rodney williams down low. and throwing it down. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channel package. ♪ you can choose your own internet speeds. ♪ you can even choose to chat with a live person. ♪ now you can choose to save $35 a month for fios tv, i
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Dec 25, 2011 6:30pm EST
northwest. this low pressure system brought ten inches of snow to parts of northwestern texas. about four inches of snow to places like amarillo. that system will eventually move on out to the east. also noticing things getting much busier across the northwest. this will cause showers and thunderstorms across much of the mississippi valley. we track that eastbound. now it starts push into the rest of the southeast. and tuesday night into wednesday right across the northeast. then we get those winds shifting back to the west. not much rainfall for us on wednesday across the northeast but it will be that tuesday through wednesday time frame much that we're most concerned about. a lot of slowdowns. we want folks to keep it locked into the weather channel. >> adam, thank you. >>> up next as nightly news continues on this sunday, a royal christmas and a first for the newest member of the royal family. >>> also our education nation report. how one school system really turned things around. >>> and later making a difference one bicycle at a time. the true spirit of giving in the season of g
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Dec 8, 2011 6:29pm EST
that fire. >>> quite a story of survival for a brave dog in texas. she was inside her home yesterday during a firy natural gas explosion. they made it out okay. they couldn't find the dog and thought she was dead. this morning when the fire was out and the smoke cleared, there was diva. >> between the pantry and the freezer. under a couple hampers of clothes. she saw me and her eyes opened up. i picked her up and got her out. >> investigators aren't sure what caused the explosion. call 911 if you ever smell natural gas. >>> coming up at 11:00. the latest on the shooting at virginia tech. the air force responding to criticism that it handled america's war dead. >>> a school mascot that's become the star in a special homecoming on army sergeant. >>> a check on the weather. >> the dog little diva, that could be my dog's name. she's a little diva. >> moving on. >> out there now, looking at a nice night tonight, on the cool side. the temperatures get down to the 20s for most of us. 50 tomorrow afternoon. a great day tomorrow. nice and cool for the weekend. a lot of you have been asking fo
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Dec 9, 2011 4:00am EST
revenue. costco fell on disappointing earnings. watch texas instruments today. after hours, ti cut quarterly outlook. wells fargo is paying $148 million to settle claims it overcharged on state and local government investments. and finally, coca-cola moved its secret formula for the first time since 1925, from a bank vault to a new exhibit at the company's downtown atlanta museum. but the 1886 formula itself remains hidden from view. so, you're out of luck there. >>> coming up, albert says so long to st. louis. the nba says no way. and a very embarrassing moment at baseball's winter meetings. plus, big ben takes a licking but comes back to lead the steelers to a victory. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and the weekend forecast is looking great. chillier than we'd like but overall no travel trouble. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, quite simply the los angeles angels spent more money in a day than any team has in the history of baseball. here's nbc's fr
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Dec 15, 2011 4:30am EST
. their unit is a detachment from a command at lackland air force base in texas. several military commanders, military wives and widows say they are extremely offended by the photo. air force commanders are trying to figure out if it photo violates any rules or if it was just taken in poor tales. >>> the marketing officers for the travel website has pulled its ad and says he watched the first two episodes and thought it was bad. lowes pulled its ads from the the tlc show all american muslim an after evangelical group claimed the show was muslim propaganda. the first television interview with casey anthony will reportedly cost backside 750,000. that's what a producer is trying to get for anthony's first interview since being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. casey anthony is currently somewhere in the state of florida serving probation for an unrelated check and fraud case. >>> penn state has announced it has received the largest donation since the child sex abuse scandal arrived last month. an anonymous doran donor gave $10 million to the engineering school.
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